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The Sherlockian

Graham Moore

Hurtling from present day New York to Victorian London, The Sherlockian weaves the history of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into an inspired and entertaining double mystery that proves to be anything but "elementary." In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective's next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning-crowds sported black armbands in grief-and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin. Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem," he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.... Or has it? When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold-using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories-who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.

Hurtling from present day New York to Victorian London, The Sherlockian weaves the history of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into an inspired and entertaining double mystery that proves to be anything but "elementary." In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective's next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning-crowds sported black armbands in grief-and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin. Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem," he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.... Or has it? When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold-using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories-who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.
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Hurtling from present day New York to Victorian London, The Sherlockian weaves the history of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into an inspired and entertaining double mystery that proves to be anything but "elementary." In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective's next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning-crowds sported black armbands in grief-and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin. Then in 1901, just as abruptly as Conan Doyle had "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem," he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found.... Or has it? When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold-using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories-who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

11h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

12:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

11:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:32


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

11:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

12:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:36